Piet Mondrian, Composition with Yellow, Red, and Blue, 1927
- All of Mondrian’s paintings are arrangements of very limited formal elements. He restricted himself to yellow, red, blue, black, and white, as well as straight lines and recto-linear shapes.
- Reminiscent of Malevich’s style, but for very different reason; Malevich wanted to achieve a pure expression, and Mondrian was trying to create something universal. Everyone who looks at this sees the same thing – a logical arrangement of forms.